2017-18 Family Concert Subscriptions are on-sale now!
Family Concerts are funded in part by the Zisman Family Foundation
PERFECT FOR AGES 6-12
Family Concerts are a lively introduction to The Philadelphia Orchestra and make a great musical start to a fun-filled afternoon in Center City Philadelphia. Concerts run from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Extend the fun and enhance your child's experience with Pre-Concert Adventures, held before each concert at 10:00 AM at the Kimmel Center.
The Eighth Note Program
The Eighth Note program is full of information and activities to help audience members get the most out of each Family Concert. It includes interviews with guest artists and musicians, activities, puzzles, and more.
Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with The Philadelphia Orchestra! Bernstein inspired generations of young listeners through his own personal passion for education and his legendary Young People's Concerts. His daughter Jamie carries on that tradition, guiding us on a tour of her father's youthful works, such as Fancy Free, the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and the Overture to Candide.
Do you hear what I hear? It's the start of the holiday season with The Philadelphia Orchestra! Come for a festive celebration of your favorite Christmas songs, including Sleigh Ride, music from The Nutcracker, and delightful sing-alongs. Listen up for those jingle bells, too—you never know who might pay a special visit!
Prokofiev's classic children's tale, Peter and the Wolf, comes to life in this enchanting performance featuring Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève and Artist-in-Residence violinist Hilary Hahn who will join together to tell this beloved tale in new and surprising ways.
Princess Leia, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and Superman take over Verizon Hall in our annual Halloween festivities. Come dressed as your favorite character and fly along to the music of John Williams. His legendary film scores haunt us in shark-ridden waters and sends us soaring along with lovable aliens. Learn about all the magic effects that Williams uses to transport us to lands of wonder and delight with selections from many of your favorite films.